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Question Dave Meis sleeper pipe installed/review

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I've always owned and ridden MX bikes but from my high school days I always liked the looks and sound of the DT2s and DT250s. So when the opportunity recently came along to pick up a DT2 to restore I jumped on it. Great looking bike but I have to say I was pretty disappointed with the lack of power compared to a MX bike so I started researching how to wake this thing up. In my search I came across a thread about Dave Meis modifying the stock pipes with good results, so off came the pipe and I shipped it off to Dave

I got my pipe back from Dave today and reinstalled it. I must say I'm very impressed with the improvement. It's still not the power of a modern MX but a very noticeable improvement. It's actually fun to ride now! Just a tad bit louder than stock but not obnoxious. It has no problem going into the red line now and the front wheel feels much lighter. Highly recommended mod that retains the stock look. Excellent work Dave . Thank You!

Bottom line: I'm very happy!
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03 Dec 2021 11:18 #1

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Replied by Makotosun on topic Dave Meis sleeper pipe installed/review

Dave does great work, and his pipes give a noticeable improvement. Welcome to the sleeper club!
IF it isn't one thing, it's another.
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03 Dec 2021 14:14 #2

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Replied by Pedalcrazy on topic Dave Meis sleeper pipe installed/review

I agree completely and almost word for word on my assessment of my DT400C after the sleeper pipe was fitted.
1978 DT400E
1976 DT400C
1973 RT3
1971 RT1B
1968 DT1 (Project)
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03 Dec 2021 14:48 #3

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Replied by Bartman512 on topic Dave Meis sleeper pipe installed/review

Amazingly my CT3 175 feels faster and definately snappier than my DT2. Would love to wake my DT2 up.
04 Dec 2021 10:40 #4

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Replied by MarkT on topic Dave Meis sleeper pipe installed/review

Not so amazing...  the 175's have roughly the same power to weight ratio as the 250. I find the smaller 175 a lot more fun to ride...  with the exception of modern day traffic...  the bigger bikes are better on the highways. 

I'm a little fuzzy on the exact details like year but I believe Larry Shoemaker from International Cycle in California won the 250 national championship in the early 1970's...  on a Yamaha CT 175!!!
1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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04 Dec 2021 19:41 #5

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Replied by RT1 on topic Dave Meis sleeper pipe installed/review

I have two pipes that were done by Dave (and I think he may have had a partner at the time)
He does wonders with the old pipes.  Great work.
However... Hooka-2, you must be deaf!  LOL
1968 DT1
1971 RT1
1971 JT1 (x2)
1972 AT2 (x2)
1974 DT250A
1975 XS650
1954 BSA C11G
1973 Hodaka Combat Wombat
2005 Moto-Guzzi Breva
2015 Triumph Tiger

"We are mere custodians of mechanical things. Our job it to care for them, improve them and pass them on to others.” - Peter Egan
07 Dec 2021 07:31 #6

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RT1: Not totally deaf but been riding 2 stroke jet skis for the last 20 years. Maybe that explains it
 
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Replied by 23SKiddoo on topic Dave Meis sleeper pipe installed/review

And dave meis contact is?
21 Dec 2021 17:17 #8

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Replied by Gr8uncleal on topic Dave Meis sleeper pipe installed/review

I think that might be his username as well, so maybe try messaging him (big green button, top right). Be patient, though - messaging function here is a tad slow!
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Replied by MarkT on topic Dave Meis sleeper pipe installed/review

There's a whole massive thread Dave started....  here's a link to what I think is the most recent price list.  His contact info is repeated several times in the thread.

yamaha-enduros.com/index.php/forums/perf...ros?start=220#136165
1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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